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Opening exhibition night drinks
BY BlackCat Gallery | 08-Sep-2017
You are invited to the opening reception
on Fri 15 September at 6-8 pm.
Exhibition will be held from 14 Sep - Oct 3
Gallery 1: #ubiquity
by Wolfe Girardin Jodoin
Wolfe Girardin Jodoin is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal, Canada. His drawing series #ubiquity, depicting Snapchat and Instagram-story screenshots, is the culmination of a recent 10-week-long artist residency at BigCi in the Blue Mountains, NSW. The project addresses both the potential and shortcomings of social media in maintaining meaningful relationships in an increasingly mobile world.
Gallery 2: VOID
by Nakarin Jaikla
“VOID” is the latest visual art series that incorporates his passion in dancing to a contemporary video art. He used an improvisation and Butoh dance technique to create abstract body forms. After carefully selection the location and material, he then decided on the composition of video frames. His works are quite unique due to his dance training background and his performing experience. These will present the audience with a dimension of culture between Thai and Australian.
Nakarin uses different materials, which is giving a variety of visual, energy and effect through his body movement. The contrast between the surface, colour and texture is what audiences would recognise in this series. “These are the symbol of mystery – representing the idea that our people have a secret energy in our soul and if we know that strength well enough, there will be a equilibrium in our body.”
Gallery 3: A time and place
by Andrea Hughes
The focus of this exhibition is drawn from the exploration of people places and time. The aesthetic generated by the use of Perspex provides an effective means to explore the past and present. Essentially functioning as a screen, both sides of the Perspex are utilised and worked with layers of paint whereby each layer contributes to the creation of depth to each work.
Through the use of colour, layering and chosen images Andrea attempts to tap into familiar ground for the viewer to relate or imagine. These works play on light, and colour and invite the viewer to engage closely and explore the delicate paint patterns where the works detail is revealed.